Violent Crime Task Force Catches More Than 100 Fugitives

Courtesy - US Marshals, Operation Violence Reduction (7)

(WLNS) – More than 100 fugitives are off the streets thanks to the time and talent contributed by local officers.

Operation Violence Reduction7 ran from March 2 – April 10 nationwide. The U.S. Marshals and 25 federal state and local officers were among the nationwide task force that arrested 7,127 people.

Among those arrests were 2,654 for narcotics, 1,888 for assault, 1,093 for robbery, 922 for weapons, 750 gang members, 538 for sexual assault, and 519 for homicide.

More than 69 kilograms of illegal narcotics and 383 firearms were also seized.

Locally the task force focused on Ingham, Kent and Muskegon Counties.

“The purpose of Operation VR7 was to protect our communities in West Michigan by removing the most dangerous criminals from the streets,” said U.S. Marshall Peter Munoz.

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